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June 17, 2015 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»


June 17, 2015 HOUSTON, Alaska — When a wildfire threatened the epicenter of Alaska’s mushing community, volunteers raced in to make sure man and man’s best friend were safely evacuated. more »»

Tax credits for communities

June 17, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Tax credits have been allocated for community development projects in Michigan and other states. U.S. Sen. more »»

Escaped emu still on the loose

June 17, 2015 IONIA, Mich. (AP) — An emu has been on the loose in Ionia County for the past few days after escaping from a farm. more »»

Worn tires caused crash

June 17, 2015 LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Investigators say worn tires, not potholes, were responsible for a January crash in suburban Detroit that killed a man and his 9-year-old son. more »»

Group can keep dogs for now

June 17, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Police say a Detroit animal rescue group is being allowed to keep its dogs as officials work to make sure it’s following state guideline. more »»

Father pleads in son’s death

June 17, 2015 ALLEGAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan father has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and first-degree child abuse charges in the death of his 3-month-old son. more »»

Military buildup: Russia to add 40 new intercontinental missiles

June 17, 2015 MOSCOW — Russia’s military will add over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles this year alone that are capable of piercing any missile defenses, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blun... more »»

News guide: A look at Greece’s financial troubles

June 17, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greece is struggling to get a deal with its financial rescue creditors to get more loans. more »»

Progress in Ukraine talks reported

June 17, 2015 MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Negotiators say progress has been made at the latest round of talks on resolving the Ukraine conflict but there has been no breakthrough. more »»

7 killed in attack on police convoy

June 17, 2015 MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Seven people, including two police officers, have been killed in what Mexican authorities call an ambush of a convoy in the southwestern state of Michoacan. more »»

Palestinian government will dissolve

June 17, 2015 RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced the national unity government he formed with Hamas last year will dissolve. more »»

DR hopes ex-ambassador convicted

June 17, 2015 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The attorney general of the Dominican Republic says he hopes the Vatican’s former ambassador to the Caribbean nation is convicted of charges that he sexually... more »»

Bright reason for hope in young people

June 16, 2015 The first time I met Marcia Grace, she adopted me as her project. She was 5 at the time. more »»

David McCullough again shows he’s got the Wright-ing stuff

June 16, 2015 I was not surprised to see historian David McCullough’s latest book rocket to the top position on The New York Times Best Sellers list. more »»

Al-Qaida’s out but replacement is worse

June 15, 2015 First, the good news: It turns out President Obama was right. Al-Qaida is being destroyed. One could even say he deserves some credit for this happy turn of events. more »»

Hillary deploys 'They hate you' strategy

June 15, 2015 Hillary Clinton had one of the worst campaign rollouts in living memory. more »»

Green activists know how to distort the truth

June 13, 2015 Millions go to SeaWorld to learn more about sea life and get closer to killer whales. more »»

Iraqi militia: Yankees stay home

June 13, 2015 KESSARRAT, Iraq — Ali Ahsan paced back and forth carrying a rifle more than half his height in the searing heat as his militia convoy made a pit stop in the Anbar desert to rest and pray. more »»

Q&A: Net neutrality rules treat Internet as public utility

June 13, 2015 NEW YORK — New rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prohibit blocking, slowing and creating paid fast lanes for online traffic took effect Frida. more »»



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